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The essential complaints itemized in the Declaration of Indpendence are remarkable because
none spoke of social or economic conditions in the colonies
The colonists new vision of government insisted that
the legislative branch be superior to the executive branch
The articles of confederation attempted to create
a firm league of friendship among the states
How many ammendments are there to the US Constitution
twenty seven
The Constitution of the US is the worlds oldest written national constitution still in operation
true
The Virgina Plan appeared to favor the larger states, whereas the New Jersey Plan was more acceptable to the smaller ones
True
The Great Compromise, which essentially saved the Convention from collapsing, was directly opposed by, or not supported by, the votes of eight of the thirteen states
false
James Madison enthusiastically supported the great compromise
false
The American and French Revolutions of the late 1700s were both fought for the ideals of liberty, fraternity, and equality
true
Revolutionary colonists rejected the notion that the king of england had a natural prerogative to be their legitimate ruler
true
commonly listed among the natural rights to which colonists felt entitlted were life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
false
the Declaration of Indpendence contained more paragraphs naming specific complaints against the king than paragraphs annoucing the goals of the revolution
true
revolutionary colonists largely held that the legislative branch of government should have a greater share of governmental power than the executive
true
The eleven years that elapsed between the Declaration of Indpendence and the signing of the Constitution were years of turmoil, uncertainty, and fear
true
Under the Articles of Confederation the national government levied relatively modest taxes on the people
false
There was no national judicial system under the Articles of Confederation
true
The Articles required nine votes for the passage of any measure
true
Shay's rebellion seemed to indicate the inability of state governments alone to cope with serious popular uprisings
true